How Did Humayun Died?

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How Did Humayun Died

The second Mughal ruler, Humayun died in January 1556 in Delhi after falling from the stairs. He was born on March 6, 1508, in Kabul, Afghanistan to Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty. Humayun had the chance to rule the Mughal empire starting from 1530 to 1540 and then again from 1555 to 1556. 

Humayun’s Life
BornMarch 6, 1508
Place of BirthKabul, Afghanistan
DiedJanuary 1556
Place of DeathDelhi, India
Reign1530 – 1540, 1555 – 1556
SignificanceSecond Mughal ruler of India, more of an adventurer than a consolidator of his empire
Major BattlesPanipat (1526)Khanwa(1527)Ghaghara (1529)

About Humayun

Humayun was born to Babur as the eldest son of the family. The meaning of ‘Humayun’ is ‘fortunate,’ however, his name is opposite to the rule he did in the Mughal empire. Within six months of assuming power, Humayun initiated a siege on the fortress of Kalinjar in Bundelkhand, achieving a significant triumph over the Afghans at Douhrua. He successfully ousted Sultan Mahmood Lodhi from Jaunpur and even vanquished Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. Despite these successes, his triumphs proved fleeting, largely due to the frailty of his character. He has three brothers in total- Kamran, Askari, and Hindal. He later divided the kingdom for all four of them which turned out to be the worst decision of the ruler. 

Also Read- Babur: The Magnificent History of the First Mughal Emperor

Where did Humayun Die?

Sher Mandal, a library and an observatory was used by the Mughals. It is in the shape of an octagon and was built by Sher Shah Suri. It is one of the best surviving structures in the highest point of ‘Purana Qila’ also known as the ‘old fort’ and a lot of visitors make their visits regularly to this place.

It was in that building that Humayun lost his life. It is a two-story building and when Humayun was heading for his prayers on these stairs, he fell off these unique architectural stairs of the Mughal building.

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